Monthly Archives: December 2012


Detroit, former land of milk and honey for the auto industry, now has a bad reputation.  When we shared our plans of visiting Detroit, many people made a face like they ate something foul and asked, “why Detroit?”  Thoughts of … Continue reading

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REWIND: Kumano Kodo in Japan!

During our travels, there have been so many individual segments. Sometimes, like in Taiwan, we mostly do the same thing for three months. Other times, like in Japan, we have whole new experiences every few days. In a perfect world, … Continue reading

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Massachusetts, Maine, and Maryland

We start our search for our future home town in earnest.  We visit Katywil, a cohousing community in rural Colrain, just 2 miles through a state park to Vermont, about 30 miles from Amherst.  The folks here welcomed us with … Continue reading

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Another Cross-Country Amtrak Trip, and NYC

After two months in Irvine, where Mags was able to recuperate from her bicycle accident, it was finally time to hit the road again, or the rails, as the case may be. For the fourth straight winter, we took the … Continue reading

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